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Medication dose rounding - one to two decimal points Merged

It is not achievable to draw up medications or bill them to 3 decimal points. It would be great to have the option to round to the nearest 1 or 2 decimal places. 

  • Lynette Jackson
  • Nov 27 2017
  • Released
  • Guest commented
    14 Jan, 2019 04:25pm

    There is a step-by-step description of this idea and it's possible implementation way:

    1. User tries to set 136.74 ml/hr for CRI parameter.  
    Actual result:
    The user can set 136.7 ml/hr for CRI parameter but can not set 136.74 ml/hr for CRI parameter (because of automatical rounding by SF-software). 
    Expected result:
    The user can set 136.74 ml/hr for CRI parameter (have the option to round to the nearest 1 or 2 decimal places). 
    Useful info:
    There is a need in an option to switch rounding between 10th and 100th for quantity on the Flowsheet for some parameters (because the user has CRI pumps that can be programmed to the 1/100th of an ml, i.e. two decimal places.)
  • Kyra Wilhelm commented
    17 Jul, 2018 06:23am

    Also, this idea is also brought up in this related post: "Decimal Places Limited to 1 Decimal Place for Drugs" by Eric Kancar, which gives a total of 10 votes.

  • Kyra Wilhelm commented
    6 Jul, 2018 04:36am

    Agreed. If I'm administering 3mL of an injectable medication, I can't draw up 3.1036 mLs, I just draw up 3mLs. Or for pre-medications, I wouldn't draw up 0.1473mLs of methadone, I would draw up 0.15mLs which is what I would record in the S8 register. Would be really nice to be able to round to the nearest 1 or 2 decimals to maintain consistency between the amount drawn up and what Smart calculates/records.

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